So You Want To Write

Recently, Mackenzie Belcastro of the site “So You Want to Write” approached me with an invitation to write a post for that blog. But what do I know? I mean, really know. I considered a couple of topics, including how not to be taken to your knees with...

Rebalancing Training, Poona, India 1988

Many people ask me about my Rebalancing training in India – how did it differ from Canadian massage school? Why did I go so far to learn the art of touch? Here is a glimpse of how it began. Before we began any bodywork training, we had two weeks of meditation...

Prayers for the Children

Generally, I don’t. Pray, that is. For years, week after week, I offered prayers in sweat lodges—prayers of gratitude and prayers for the healing of others. Even then, it was more of an energy offering than a petition; an intention sent out into the world, rather than...

Perhaps I Will Dance

Recently, I received a friend request from a man I haven’t seen since 1978. Funny thing, time, how it compresses as easily as a Rolodex. It is 1976 and I am arrogant, full of wonder and worry as I stand on M’s terrace overlooking the hills of Rome. I am twenty-one...

Tender Fruit ~ the story

One lovely spring day in 2016, I received a phone call from a number I didn’t recognize. I stood, looking out the window to the hospital emergency entrance while the woman on the phone asked if I had submitted a story to The Writers’ Union of Canada. At...

Love and the Illusion of Death

Trish in Mexico, 2015 When she sold the house with its mahogany floors and a view of a blue-green sea, my friend, Trish, no longer had financial concerns. She, who’d for decades used what funds she’d had to support caretakers of the earth, artists, visionaries,...